Originally from Guatemala and now based in Mexico City, the experimental cellist and composer Mabe Fratti has become a fixture in Mexico’s flourishing improvisational music scene. Through hypnotic and captivating pieces, she sews contemporary elements like shoegaze and dream pop with ancestral influences that go from Gregorian chants to Sephardi music, transforming them into ingredients of a potent sonic ritual that causes a profound emotional impact. Created during a lockdown in Veracruz, Fratti’s second album Será que ahora podremos entendernos leans heavily on improvisation and collaboration, while remaining playful, musing and forthright. Bringing along synthesizers, guitars and samplers, Fratti will perform her equally ecstatic and pensive album live together with a group of guest musicians.
Mabe Fratti performs on Sunday 10 April.